Archive for Tag: DEP

Sawyer bill would require mosquito control commissions in all 21 NJ counties

TRENTON, N.J. – All 21 New Jersey counties should have mosquito control commissions, says Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Sawyer’s bill (A4344), recently introduced to the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, would require county commissioners (formerly freeholders) to establish mosquito control commissions. The bill also sets parameters for funding the commission,...

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Dunn and DeCroce push for funding for state lakes pays off

TRENTON, N.J. – Under legislation signed into law on Friday, $10 million in grants will be available for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of the notorious harmful algal blooms. The bill (A5778/S3618), co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and BettyLou DeCroce, prioritizes projects that involve lakes with...

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Funding to combat harmful algal blooms, lake conservation advanced by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – As lake communities look to rebound from state shutdowns in 2019 and 2020, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a measure providing $10 million for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of harmful algal blooms. Under the bill (A5778/S3618), qualified entities like the Greenwood Lake...

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GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths grilled Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette on the increasingly dangerous bear activity during Wednesday’s Assembly budget hearing.  WATCH: GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing Wirths: “Do you know if the increased sightings in your department resulted...

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